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Vision and Health at Work

March is Workplace Vision Wellness Month, as marked by Prevent Blindness American (PBA). The goal of this directive is to educate corporations and their workers about the importance of vision wellness, with safety tips on how to prevent vision-endangering eye accidents.

Each day, people sustain workplace related eye injuries that need medical attention. Safety experts and healthcare professionals say that the two main reasons that employees get eye injuries is because they fail to wear anything to protect their eyes or they are using the incorrect form of eye protection.

High risk occupations for eye accidents include construction, factory work, mining, woodwork, car and truck repair, electrical work, plumbing, welding and maintenance.

Safe Sight on Site

Here are 4 crucial ways to avoid eye accidents at work:

  • Be aware of the eye hazards related to your work.
  • Lessen the possibility of danger before even beginning work by requesting machine shields, work screens or other engineering controls.
  • Request safety goggles that sit correctly and give enough coverage for your job. Your optometrist will be able to help to determine the best safety eyewear for your particular situation.
  • Make sure to keep your safety eyewear in optimal condition.

Computer Monitors and Healthy Vision

Working at computers or using mobile devices can also be dangerous for your sight. Because of the prevailing use of computers in our lives, these dangers are becoming increasingly prevalent.

Below are some helpful tips to prevent putting your eyes under unnecessary pressure when using hand held devices or working on a computer:

Learn the 20-20-20 rule to give your eyes a rest. At least every 20 minutes, look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. If you're using a hand-held device, increase the font size so you can use it at a distance more gentle for your eyes.

In addition keep the brightness of your monitor to a resolution that is not too bright or too dim and place your screen right under eye level to reduce any pressure on your eyes. You may also want to consider purchasing computer glasses.

If you think that you may be at risk of any eye or vision damage due to your work environment don't delay! Give us a call to discuss the hazards and solutions for a lifetime of eye and vision health!

SOUTH COAST OPTOMETRY UPDATE – JULY 1, 2020

COVID-19 has been and continues to be an ongoing trial for all of us. During this unforeseen time, we ask kindly for your understanding and compliance to the CDC guidelines. In order to decrease the chances of contraction, we are allowing only one parent to accompany their child during the examination. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

We also want to inform you of the new additional symptoms of COVID-19 that have been added to the previous symptoms as potential indicators of having COVID-19:

New symptoms:             Congestion/runny nose
                                           Nausea
                                           Diarrhea

Previous symptoms:       Headache
                                            Fever/chills
                                            Dry cough
                                            Shortness of breath
                                            Fatigue
                                            Sore throat
                                            Muscle/body aches
                                            New loss of taste or smell

Please be aware that a person does not have to have all of these symptoms but anyone or multiple symptoms can be an indicator of having COVID-19. If you or any family members are experiencing any of the above symptoms, we kindly ask that you reschedule your appointment and contact yourprimary care provider. It is best to reschedule your appointment with us after being symptom-free for14 days.

We at South Coast Optometry truly appreciate each and every one of you as a person and value your trust in us to take care of your most precious eyes. As always, we will continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and communicate any and all changes through our website,
www.SouthCoastOptometry.com. Again, we truly appreciate your understanding and support during this unprecedented time and look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Sincerely,

Dr. Daniel E. Quon, O.D., and The Entire South Coast Optometry Team!!!

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Until further notice, we are only seeing essential care patients. Our hours are:
Monday: 10:00 AM to 7:00PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Friday: 10:00AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

We now offer TeleHealth consultations, Call (714) 540-2020 to schedule a time
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